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WEST VALLEY CITY — Police are investigating after robbers targeted three businesses in West Valley City within an hour beginning late Thursday night.

Two men robbed a Domino's pizza shop at 6900 W. 3500 South around 11:30 p.m., according to West Valley police Lt. Steve Burke. The men entered the store and one of them showed a gun, Burke said. The robbers fled with money from the store.

The men were described as Hispanic, one of them wearing a white shirt and the other dressed all in black.

Officers quickly set up a containment, Burke said. A police K-9 tracked a scent to an area where officers believe the two individuals got into a getaway car. Then detectives saw a red Camaro speed away.

During that investigation, the manager of the Dominos alerted officers to an attempted break-in at another Dominos location just up the street — at 4790 W. 3500 South.

Two men matching the description from the first robbery tried to enter that store but it was closed, Burke said. Employees were still inside the building at the time.

They told police that the men left, possibly driving away in a red Camaro.

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Then officers received a call about a robbery at a Maverik convenience store at 3200 W. Parkway Boulevard.

Two men entered the store, one pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. Again, the men matched the description from the previous two robberies. However, this time witnesses said the robbers used a gray minivan as the getaway car.

Police spotted a red Camaro in the area and took two people into custody for questioning.

Officers were still looking for the minivan and were trying to determine if all of the incidents were connected.


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